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Implications - The credit crunch will increase time in the home, and reduce the use of maids and nannies. The majority of people don’t like cleaning; while some innovations work on cutting down the time spent cleaning, others focus on making the necessity enjoyable. Success in improving a product used for a disliked yet requisite activity offers the opportunity to revolutionize and dominate a vast market.
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Rideable Vacuum Cleaner
Rideable Vacuum Cleaner
A Way To Involve Your Children In Cleaning
Probably we’re never going to make our dog love the hoover (at least mine is panicking even if i pass the hoover), but we might be more successful with making our children love them. Or at least ride… MORE
Vacuum Backpacks
Vacuum Backpacks
Fuel Cell BacVac
I could rant on and on about the hassles of vacuuming, and I think a lot of people would agree with me. The constant leaning over is one such pain and of course there's the dents left from bumping the… MORE
Vacuum Shoes
Vacuum Shoes
Clean as You Walk
Electrolux an appliance manufacturer unveiled its vacuum shoe concept model; it features a thick and ugly sole designed to clean dirt as you hobble around. According to t3 “They’re still at the concept… MORE
play_circle_filled Kill Germs With UV
Kill Germs With UV
Halo Vacuum Uses UV-C Rays
Halo is using a new ultraviolet technology, UV-C, on their vacuum cleaners. This spectrum of UV light kills dust mites, viruses, flea eggs, mold, and other germs without the use of toxic chemicals. The… MORE
Mini USB Vacuum
Mini USB Vacuum
Suck Up Crumbs, Dustbunnies
Just like you have to clean up those cookies you delete from your browser, you still have to remember to suck up the real cookie crumbles from your lunch break at the desk. The 8 inch USB-powered miniature… MORE
Toddlers as Mops
Toddlers as Mops
Babies Dusters
If you use the baby duster for its intended purpose, this is flat out a horrible invention. The baby and the costume are both adorable, but to use the kid as a make-shift duster just can't be healthy… MORE
Mop Socks
Mop Socks
The Slipper Genie
Cleaning slippers might just be the best cleaning innovation for lazy people.  The Slipper Genie Microfiber Cleaning Slippers are described as the “ingenious new way to keep your floors clean without any… MORE
Robot Pet Vacuums
Robot Pet Vacuums
The Roomba Pet Series
One of the most frustrating aspects of pet ownership is the constant amount of pet hair that stockpiles all over your home. Daily vacuuming is the best way to get rid of pet hair, but who has time for… MORE
Bug Sucking Vacuum & Zoom
Bug Sucking Vacuum & Zoom
Eyeclops Get More Fun
Last year's cool electronic eyeball has new features available to add to the fun in 2008. The new model of Eyeclops now comes with three levels of zoom, 100x, 200x, and 400x. And this fall, the company… MORE

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